This is a great time of year to enjoy a delicious meal outdoors on a beautiful deck or patio. Portland boasts a wonderful selection of restaurants. Here is a list of some of the best options for patio dining in our fun foodie town.
Boone's Fish House & Oyster Room
86 Commercial Street
This waterfront restaurant offers two large decks and an outside bar with plenty of outdoor seating. A great place downtown with delicious seafood.
Gilbert's Chowder House
62 Commercial Street
Located on the working waterfront, Gilbert’s offers a beautiful view with a breeze. The menu includes chowder, sandwiches, and some of the best french fries in town.
79 Portland Street
This bistro offers an eclectic, seasonal menu with a unique twist and a hidden patio.
Novare Res Bier Cafe
4 Canal Plaza
This spot in The Old Port offers a wonderful beer selection and a simple menu primarily featuring meats and cheeses. The large patio area is fantastic!
Portland Lobster Co.
180 Commercial Street
With a large deck stretching out over the water and an outside bar, this popular spot is in the middle of the action on Commercial Street. Enjoy seasonal lobster rolls and live music.
40 Washington Avenue
This is one of East End’s most popular outdoor dining spots. Features a great back patio and menu items include burgers, pizza, and awesome Rice Krispy Treats.
Slab Sicilian Street Food
25 Preble Street
The huge patio features authentic German biergarten tables and live music. A very popular place to go during the summer months.
The Porthole Restaurant and Pub
20 Custom House Wharf
Great food and daily live entertainment on the largest waterfront deck in The Old Port. Menu features raw and fried seafood.
The Thirsty Pig
37 Exchange Street
Hang out on a back alley deck in The Old Port enjoying the summer breeze while sipping on a cold beer and eating a tasty house-made sausage.
84 Stevens Avenue
This intimate eatery is the place to be in the summer with a two-tiered deck, cocktails, and Mediterranean-inspired comfort cuisine.
1 Danforth Street
This restaurant and sushi bar has a popular outdoor area overlooking a beautiful Japanese garden. Located near the waterfront.